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Giveaway: ICONS Prize Pack by Margaret Stohl (US/Canada)

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  Icons by  Margaret Stohl Release Date: May 7th     Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting....
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Kandis
If aliens came, I'm not really sure what I'd do.... I'd hope they were some peaceful aliens, otherwise I'd be in trouble. I don't ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:47
Danielle Schneider
If aliens came I would deduce whether they are hostile or friendly. Never want to run up to an alien with a big welcoming grin onl... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:14
Kathryn Lynn Frank
If Aliens come I'm breaking out the nunchucks!
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:18
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Giveaway: The How-To Handbook (US/Canada)

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  The How-To Handbook: Shortcuts and Solutions for the Problems of Everyday Life by  Martin Oliver and Alexandra Johnson Release Date: 4/23/13     There are certain things that everyone just has to know how to do in life: unjamming a jar, for instance, fixing a flat tire, and removing a...
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YABC
I think every person must learn to be kind to others.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:38
Kathryn Lynn Frank
I think people should know basic car maintenance.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:53
Amanda Collins
I think everyone needs to learn to multi task.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:24
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Interview with Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlet + Giveaway

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    Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon Release Date: May 7 (US/CAN), May 2 (UK)     YABC recently got the chance to catch up with Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett. Check out his answers to our questions below, then enter the international giveaway to win one of three copies! ...
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Vivien
Mars
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:25
Cassidy Washburn
Mars
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:27
Kathryn Lynn Frank
Zenn lives on Mars.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:46
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Giveaway: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells (International)

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Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells Release Date:   4/2/13   While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie's plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at...
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Vivien
Merry Bell
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:28
Scott Robertson
Merry Bell
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 21:20
Kathryn Lynn Frank
The Merry Bell!
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:00
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Cover Reveal: SHADOWLARK by Meagan Spooner + US Giveaway

Cover Reveal: SHADOWLARK by Meagan Spooner + US Giveaway
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Guys. Hey guys. Psssssssst.  We have a cover reveal for you today! Plus a chance to get your greedy-reading hands on an advanced copy long before anyone else.  Meagan Spooner's SHADOWLARK!  But first, a message from Meagan:   Hellooooo YABC! I’m so excited to be here—welcome to the exclusive cover reveal...
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YABC
I loved SKYLARK, and I'm totally excited to read SHADOWLARK. (It also helps that the cover image looks kind of like a post-indust... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:15
Meagan Spooner
Now that's an awesome idea! The green is supposed to be a sort of bronze-y patina, I think, but I love the Emerald City connection... Read More
Saturday, 04 May 2013 12:16
Magan Bagan
Very intriguing! I like that each book kind of gives you an idea what you'll see in them. Definitely excited for this one ... Read More
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:38
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Blog Tour: Guest post with Heather L. Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing + US Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest post with Heather L. Reid, author of Pretty Dark Nothing + US Giveaway

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I was really excited to have the opportunity to read the YA paranormal novel, PRETTY DARK NOTHING. Here is author Heather L. Reid's way of battling writer's block. Make sure to check out the  giveaway at the bottom of the post!   Cursing The Blank Page: How I Battle Writer’s Block...
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Krista Low
I haven't read this book! I am always looking for a good read, this one looks fabulous I love all the fabulous quotes of inspira... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:56
Jacqueline Yarwaye
All of the books I read are YA. I really can't wait to add this one to my Read list on Goodreads. The cover looks amazing and the ... Read More
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:51
YABC
This is the first I'm hearing of this title and am so excited at the opportunity to win a copy!
Thursday, 02 May 2013 13:20
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5 Reasons Why I Bought HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

5 Reasons Why I Bought HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

Here are the top five reasons why I plunked my money down for HOUSE OF SECRETS by Ned Vizzini and Chris Columbus (in no particular order): 1) It's Chris Columbus for goodness sake. How could my Goonie-lovin' heart say no? 2) It's Ned Vizzini for goodness sake. A powerhouse of YA...
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Michelle Parsons
I can't wait to read this book. It's on my list of books to read this summer. The house really does have a very nice creepy factor... Read More
Monday, 29 April 2013 13:30
MG Buehrlen
The creep factor is out of this world. The water rushing out the windows reminds me of the start of The Dawn Treader, when the wat... Read More
Monday, 29 April 2013 13:40
Sammy
I read the book and it was fantastic!!!! I really enjoyed reading the book and i cannot wait for the second one! what was your fav... Read More
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 04:12
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EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from YABC! (US only)

EPIC 10K GIVEAWAY: Win an eReader (and more!) from YABC! (US only)
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To all you wonderful YABCers, I want to THANK you.  Thank you for becoming members. Thank you for sharing your reviews so others can make more informed book buying decisions. Thank you for starting discussions with your fellow book lovers. Thank you for keeping YABC a positive and fun environment. Thank...
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Jordan White
I love the thoughtful posts and blog tours
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:36
Daisy Richeson
The author chats are the best! So much fun!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:42
Jessica Longwisch
The book reviews and giveaways of course!
Thursday, 25 April 2013 10:51
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Cover Reveal: DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (+ US giveaway!)

Cover Reveal: DOON by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon (+ US giveaway!)
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Hey YABCers! Ready for a new cover reveal? I know I am!  Today we have the cover of DOON by Lorie Langdon & Carey Corp, which releases August 20, 2013. It's beautiful! I can't wait for you to see it. But before we get to the goods, here is a message from...
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Vivien
Love the cover!!
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:02
Jen McAndrews
GORGEOUS!!! Makes me even more eager for the book
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:03
YABC
I was lucky enough to read DOON early, and it was fantastic. I can't wait until August, when I can hold this book in my hands. Con... Read More
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:05
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Giveaway: Win a Doctor Who Prize Pack! (Books+DVDs) (US only)

Giveaway: Win a Doctor Who Prize Pack! (Books+DVDs) (US only)
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What's better than a bunch of book giveaways? DOCTOR WHO book giveaways, that's what! Three winners will receive a book plus one Doctor Who season on Blueray.  I'm totes jealous of the winners right now, btw.  On with the details!   Win one of these original novelized adventures featuring the Eleventh...
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Alyssa B
I am a BRAND NEW Doctor Who fan, I am almost finished with season 1! So far the creepiest thing in the world has been "Are you my ... Read More
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:18
YABC
OMG! I would love to win this for my Stepdaughter! I don't watch the show but she is obsessed! I hope my lack of watching doesn't ... Read More
Saturday, 20 April 2013 12:24
angel
love doctor who and my favorite one is number 8
Saturday, 20 April 2013 13:18
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